10 Interactive Booths at Franchise Asia Philippines 2019

Franchise Asia Philippines 2019 was held from March 27 to 31, 2019 at SMX Convention Center within SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

franchise asia 2019 entranceFranchise Asia Philippines 2019

Here are the 10 Interactive Booths

10.) Pidoks – The booth had friendly marketing people. They have a tagline ” The Food You Love! ” Pidoks started out as a small turo-turo which specializes on Kapampangan dishes during the late 1980’s.  One of the signature dishes back then was bulalo. They used to serve 35 dishes a day from huge cauldrons where customers can open the lid, smell, and look at the available viands.


For Franchise Inquiry : (082) 284-66-84

Contact Person: Ms. Lily Legaspi-Manga ( Sales Executive Officer) 09778271028

9.) Binalot – Started in 1996, the tagline “The Ultimate Filipino Food Experience”is championing for “adobo” recognition.  They are helping farmers and local food manufacturer by directly sourcing products from them.

BinalotBinalot Fiesta Foods, Inc.

Address: 3686 BUJ Building Sun Valley Drive, Sun Valley Subdivision, Paranaque City, Philippines 1700
Tel: (632) 824-7014 / Fax: (632) 823-1832

8.) Happy Haus Donuts– The company was established in 2005 and had several hundreds of stalls found in different areas across the country. Their donuts taste similar to leading donuts in the market but at an affordable price.

Happy Hause DonutsHappy Haus Food Corporation 

Address; 1104, 11th floor West Trade Center, 132 West Avenue, Quezon City

Telefax (632) 410-9084

7.) Merry Mango – The company specializes on mango desserts.

Merry MangoMerry mango

Contact: 09092613344

6.) Kambal Pandesal – The two outstanding food institutions, the San Miguel Pure Foods and Pure Foods Corporation.  They focuses  on unique Filipino breads like pandesal, pan de coco, pan de cheeze, ensaymada, pan de gulat, pan de hotdog, spanish bread among others.

Kambal PandesalKambal Pandesal

Address: San Miguel Purefoods Company Inc., 40 San Miguel Avenue, Mandaluyong, Philippines 1550
Telephone (02) 304 8526

Minute BurgerMinute Burger

5.) Minute Burger – The company opened a store in 1982 where it started serving Filipinos its affordable and great tasting burgers. They are found in many parts of the country, serving affordable hamburgers and meals.

Muz Art InternationalMuz Art International

4.) Muz Art International – One of the few franchises which focus on kid art and school. Their Heuristic creative art curriculum has helped over 5,000 students develop their interest in art and holistic approach. Since 2009 , they are expanding across Asia thru franchising.

Snow joeSnow Joe

3.) Snow Joe – The company was established in 2015. The general public love flavored scrambled ice and eat them at any time of the day. Unlike other street foods or shave ice products in the market. Snow Joe’s shave ice are clean and the flavors are infused into the ice.

Snow Joe

Price wise, It is very competitive with (Php 49 small) and ( Php 59 big) with buko pandan, bubble gum, cappuchino,caramel flan,chocolate, mango,melon, strawberry,sweet corn, vanilla, cookies and cream ( Php 59 small), (Php 69 large). There are also exciting toppings to choose from.

They also offer some well-love  summer time ice desserts like mais con yelo, halo-halo and ube flavored ones.

Contact Persons: Mr. Jerome Tan -0917-5332939 / Ms. Genevieve Tan -09178300179

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/snowjoephilippines/

Contact: (02) 959 4953

2.) Aparon by Malonzo Food Products of Malolos , Bulacan- Bulacan is known for their rich culinary and heirloom foods.

Ms. AngelMs. Angel

They have hostia, aparon, angel cookies and aparito – The company had a special citation for culinary heritage during the Bulacan Food Champion special citation for Culinary Heritage 2017. The business is now being managed by a third generation descendant.


Address: Malonzo Food Products-Guinhawa, Malolos City Bulacan province

Open for resellers: 0933-170-8856 or (044) 791-0833

1.) Boy Kanin – Boy Kanin had an imposing booth at the Franchise Asia Philippines 2019 exposition site. The booth is a mini version of their free standing food stall in Bicol region with a second floor and well lighted signage.

Boy KaninBoy Kanin

The booth is very interactive with hundreds of visitors spotted at the booth. At the end of the event, They also raffled a franchise package to one lucky visitor of the booth.

Ms. Sheryl Ramirez

Ms. Sheryl Ramirez from Pasay City won Php 249, 000 worth of franchise package from Boy Kanin.

Philippine Franchise Association

The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) is the voluntary self-regulating body for franchise businesses. It is the country’s pioneer and largest franchise association with members ranging from micro to large, both homegrown and international involved in the food, retail, services and other types of businesses.

There was a pre-registration process at the website of Franchise Asia Philippines.


Aroid Festival at Grow and Show March 29 to 31, 2019

Grow and Show will be having  “Aroid Festival“. Those  prepare your aroid for table top competition! It will be a one day fun filled Aroid event.



The 3 day event presents to the general public the monthly bazaar and trade show from March to 29 to 31, 2019 at the main gate and visitor’s area of the Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife and Rescue Center in Quezon City. The trade show will start from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Those who might be interested to join or participate, Try to contact Ms. Angel -PHSI Secretariat -0917-798-1317

There are 2 entrances ( Quezon Avenue for pedestrians) and North Avenue for those with cars.

Note: Entrance fees at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid Id’s, Php 30 general public . 





Great Breakfast Boodle Fight at Arki’s Grill booth

Great breakfast boodle fight at Arki’s grill booth at the 1st San Miguel de Mayumo festival.


Arki’s Grill stall at the 1st San Miguel de Mayumo festival

Arki’s grill is one of the two dozen or so stalls at the bazaar area. The wooden stall is neatly decorated with artificial flowers and long wooden table and chair.


Our group got a first hand experience in eating outdoor and pouring carabao’s milk  on the rice.


breakfast bilao meal which is ideal for sharing between 6 to 8 people

breakfast boodle meal includes plain and garlic rice, tinapa na galunggong, buro, tomato sarsiado, tocino, salted duck egg, ginisang pechay, adobong talong, saba banana, fried egg and deep fried dried fish ( tamban).


l-r buro, ginisang pechay and kamatis na sarsiado


group enjoyed a hearty breakfast boodle fight ( photo courtesy of Arki’s Grill)

Arki’s Grill is opening a branch in San Ildefonso and a stall outlet in Baliuag in few weeks time.

Address: Salangan, San Miguel, Bulacan 3011
Contact :0935 889 1003

Arki’s Grill FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/arkisgrill.salangan/

Highlights at the Aquacon 2018 at U.P. Town Center

Acquacon 2018 had a successful 3 day event from September 7, 8 and 9, 2018 at  the University of the Philippines- Town Center phase 2 activity area, in Quezon City.


 phase 2 activity center

Among the participants of the event included Philippine Flowerhorn Organization
Philippine Hamster Owner’s Society, Philippine Bichir Brotherhood, Rizal Fishkeepers Club, PMRAS – Philippine Marine and Reef Aquarium Society
Arowana Keepers Philippines, Arowana Owners Club Philippines, United Fish Club Philippines (UFCPh) among others.


artificial coral with clown fish


NorthFin fish food ( products posted at their FB page)

NorthFin booth gave some small packs of fish food ( 20 grams ) to fish hobbyist who attended the event.


Pet World

Pet World specializes on pet food, accessories and other items with 2 stores in SM Megamall and SM North EDSA.


flowerhorn exhibit

Flowerhorn cichlids are ornamental aquarium fish noted for their vivid colors and the distinctively shaped heads for which they are named.  They are treated as pet and can recognize the owners who feeds them. There was a flowerhorn craze few years ago that some prized specimen can fetch a handsome figure.


flower horn

There was a flower horn exhibition and contest, unfortunately the secretariat was not able to send the author the list of winners.


JuanLoves Pet store and PHOS

Among the cute and adorable pet hamsters were exhibited by Juan Loves Pet Store and PHOS members.


University of the Philippines

I arrived at the venue place past 3:00 pm last September 8 after going to an event held at the Fisher Mall.  Took 2 rides from (Fisher Mall)  Quezon Avenue to PHILCOA, then a short ride from PHILCOA to University of the Philippines.


secretariat area

The secretariat area also sells some limited edition shirts and tickets for the raffle. At the end of the 3 day event, several winners were announced via their Fb page.



The winners of the raffle was posted last September 11, 2018 at their FB event page.

Special Raffle Winners

Grand Prize Winner of Black Diamond Stingray from Sir Toffer Lipana = tix. no. 0036 – Jayson Versoza

2nd Prize Winner of Gilled Lung Fish from Aquatic Imports = tix. no. 0543 – Eiffel Diaz (claimed)

3rd Prize Winner of Daristo RTG from Sam’s Lagoon Pet Shop = tix. no. 0026 – Micaela Carreon

4th Prize Winner of American Tiger from Sir John Christian Manikis = tix. no. 0166 – Chona Vergel

5th Prize Winner of Irwini Catfish fron Fish Yard 43 = tix. no. 0388 – Charrise Walo

6th Prize Winner of American Tiger from Sir John Christian Manikis = tix. no. 0147 – Jezreel Malapit

7th Prize Winner of 3feet Drawer Type Filter from AIM Petshop = tix. no. 0590 – Bigs Tuazon

8th Prize Winner of Hybrid Stingray from Sir Louie Ang = tix. no. 0042 – Jared Umengan

9th Prize Winner of Silver Arowana from E’s&R Fish Sala = tix. no. 0135 – Dan Gonzales

10th Prize Winner of 3D Background from Sir Angel “Fish Guru” Ampil = tix. no. 0120 – Jerome Dominguez (claimed)

11th Prize Winner of Silver Arowana from E’s&R Fish Sala = tix. no. 0049 – Eiffel Diaz

Special Prizes

12th Prize Winner of Yorkshire Terrier from Dogs Unleashed Philippines = tix. no. 0544 – Hardy Peque (claimed)

13th Prize Winner of Stingray from Sir Dexter Barreto = tix. no. 0059  Lloyd Ryan-

14th Prize Winner of Pair Winter White Hamster from JUANder Pet Store and PHOS = tix. no. 0501 – Ma. Doreen Cuenza

Note: The author was invited by JuanLovesPet Store and some fish hobbyist group

8 Fantastic Exhibits at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show

Manila International Auto Show 2017 ( MIAS 2017) opens its  doors to the general public . The opening ceremonies started a bit late past 10:30 am with a ceremonial opening and a modern dance production.

This year’s theme  “Beyond Performance”, MIAS aims to serve as a venue to highlight the various feats automakers have done to further enhance their vehicles to be able to deliver to the driver and passenger that exhilarating experience they so deserve.

MIAS 2017 opening

invited guests of honor

There are several thousands of visitors and participants at the opening , which never failed to amaze first timers. There are something new to see at the exhibition site.  There are nearly 200 participating companies from the automotive sectors, 500 exhibitors and 400 car display units in the show’s 30,000-square meter exhibit area. Last year, the annual affair gathered about 110,000 participants.

MIAS 2017 poster

There are hundreds of exhibit booths at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) located within Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia).

Here are the 8 ( Eight) Fantastic Exhibits at the MIAS 2017

Mr. Lance Mosley -(Managing Director -Ford -Philippines) together with models

8.) Ford Philippines had their Ford Island Conquest program launched a few minutes after the opening ceremony. They are the first car company to host their project. The public had also a chance to test-drive the latest models.


7.) Subaru launched the 2017 Impreza is the first of upcoming Subarus which will ride on a new architecture platform called the Subaru Global Platform, set to underpin all future Subaru models. Subaru also adds that the new platform focuses on economy, comfort and safety rather than overall performance. The platform also promises to bring “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind“.

Die Cast Collectors Philippines exhibition gallery

6.) DieCast Collectors Philippines (DCPH) members exhibited some of their miniature die cast car collections and limited edition at a gallery of at least half a dozen glass display stand. Their exhibit is located in between World Trade Center and PTTC walkway. Although the collection is not that many compared to the past editions of MIAS.  The collectible die cast cars gallery still attracts considerable number of people.

 They can also join the RC (remote control) drift race event, Tamiya 4WD race event or even do some Driftbox go-karting with friends and family.

.5.) Motolite  Aside from free coffee and freebies items . Motolite had been revolutionizing Filipino lives by having a futuristic theme at their booth.

sales and marketing staffs of Jetti Petroleum

4.) Jetti Petroleum had exciting games in store for the visitors . One can throw 3 pieces of ball and try to shoot them at a traffic light . Lucky ones can win prizes like gas or diesel coupon . Their booth is locates at  East Wing A which is in between WTC and PTTC.

a participant throws ball at the traffic light

3.) Chevrolet exhibit draw some time warp and nostalgia among visitors. Its neon lights, vintage dinner appeal and free coffee.

Chevrolet -We Care Cafe

There are vintage car photos and friendly staffs would greet each visitor to their exhibit booth.

2.) Police Community Relations Group( PCRG) – Philippine National Police (PNP) booth had their customize tricycle like those in MAD MAX Fury movie.  Friendly police officer will greet and give some handouts .

Volkswagen Fastback 1968

1.) Car Gallery – Aside from several car companies , The entire Philippine Trade Training Center building had a car gallery which features The MIAS Petron Custom Classic Car Competition, aspires to honor some of the country’s finest car restoration and custom car shops.

The Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), on the other hand, stages their annual Driver of the Year gala awards night, which distinguishes the  country’s top drivers in various motor- sport disciplines.

There are also daily activities like talks , car test driving and exciting competition .

MIAS 2017 is open from 10:00am to 10:00pm will run until April 2, 2017 . For those planning to visit, There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 100 for the general public and Php 80 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s .

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